Monday, May 12, 2014

Nautical. Goldie. Graphics.

Hello, it's Monday, the start of a new week and we are already half-through May. WOW!! To all of you ladies who are Mothers, I hope your Mother's Day weekend and celebration was Special! =) Mine was Simple & Relaxing, spending it with Hubby and Vivian and enjoying the warm sunshine. I had a Special Mother's Day Post from myself+guests on the blog yesterday. There was also another fun weekend post (all about shopping lol) on Friday.

Today, my Friend Laura (in collaboration with Andi) started off a Nautical-themed week, which is perfect because Today's Look (I am linking up) is what I had planned to post on the blog, this Monday. I am showing off this Gorgeous Black+White Striped Blazer with Double Gold Buttons (they are just decorations). H&M has been nailing their Stripes lately. First this Adorable Skirt and now the Tailored, Preppy-Chic Blazer I have on, today. =) To me, Black+White Stripes, Navy+White Stripes or Breton Stripes are always considered Nautical. Especially if you add Gold. Between the Gold Buttons on this Blazer, the Gold-printed, See-through, Graphic Tee and my Gold Chain Necklace+Bracelet (some of the new jewelry not pictured from March+April's Budget Post), this is pretty Nautical am I right? And I have on two Graphics: my Tee says "DECADENCE" while my cross-body says "LOVE" and I love it. I wore this Outfit just a few days after my April's 30 Remix Challenge (review of that coming soon, hopefully this weekend) and clearly I didn't want to put away my Black Skinny Jeans right away lol, I cuffed them to make them ankle-length. I finished off the look with Cute Black Patent Leather Flats. I think Red Ballet Flats might have looked better though, what do you think? Does this Outfit have the Nautical vibe in your opinion? Do you own a Black+White Striped Blazer?
Hand Jewelry:
Thick, Gold Metal+Black Rubber Woven, Wrap Bracelet w/ Crystal Plate on the front: A Local Accessories Boutique (New).
Light Orange, Round-face, Quartz Watch: Gift from My Husband (New).
Silver, Pave Ring w/ tiny Silver Stones & big Square Ruby in the middle: A Local Boutique.
Real Gold Wedding Band and Real Gold+Diamond Engagement Ring: From My Husband.
White, Sea-Pearl, Silver, Heart-shaped Cocktail Ring: c/o American Fashion & Jewelry Boutique.
Black+White Striped, Double-Breasted Blazer w/ Gold Buttons: c/o H&M (New).
Ivory, Burnout, Graphic Tee w/ Gold Scripture & Gold Studs: Express.
Black Skinny Jeans: Sublevel (New).
Thick, Gold Chain Necklace w/ Crystal Plate on the front: A Local Accessories Boutique (New).
Dark Brown, Faux Leather, Over-the-Shoulder Purse w/ Stitched "Love": Meijer's.
Black, Round-Toe, Patent Leather, Ballet Flats: Steve Madden.

And, here is another way I styled this same Cross-body Bag, around the same time last year (May 2013). Coincidentally, both times I went with a Classic Black+White Combination. Which Look do you like best?

P.S. Also linking with Shea, Doranda, Carly, Lauren, Carylee + Gina, Claire, Jen and Carrie who is a very Cute Mom and is currently doing a fun link-up called "What Wives Wear" so if you are a married lady who blogs - join in!

Stay Tuned for more Nautical-themed Outfits and some Dresses, this week. On Wednesday Amy and I will be featuring Statement Dresses for our Spring Must Haves. So if you wear any beautiful Dress this week, let us know. We might feature you on next Wednesday's post. =)

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